Dogs OFF the Bed!!

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
August 29, 2008 12:38am CST
For awhile we have been letting our 2 large dogs sleep in our bed. Of course thor was only 45lbs, and Dozer about 5-10 lbs. Well now dozer is 100 lbs, and thor is about 55 lbs. We only have a full sized bed, on top of that our 8 month old daughter sleeps in bed with us as well. Recently I've found there is NO room what so ever. Every night I am hanging off the edge of the bed, balancing so I don't fall out. That and they seem to roll themselves in our covers, so I end up having to grab another blanket in the middle of the night. I know we never should have let them sleep with us. How can we get them off of our bed? Have you had any problems with your dogs sleeping with you? Thanks for the help.
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@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Sounds, like your bed if rather crowded I do not have dogs, but my one female cat used to sleep with us. She would sleep at the foot of the bed. My husband had no problem sleeping, but I was concerned about disturbing her, so I never got a good night's sleep. She eventually just stopped sleeping with us, I do not know why, but now at lest I have leg room and can stretch out. Then the other cat started sleeping with us, he would be on my husband's side of the bed, so then my husband would start pushing me off of the bed, and I had to hang on many nights too. I do not know what you can do to stop them now. As far as they are concerned, it is their bed.
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@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Yeah that is pretty much how it seems.lol
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• United States
30 Aug 08
Sorry. Don't know if I can really help. My dogs have always slept with me and my husband in the bed and still do. Not only do they sleep on it. They sleep right in the middle of it, and in between us. Its a very hard habit to break but if you have to break it, i'd go with a crate. Make them sleep in a crate every night until they get used to it. They will cry for a while, they are exactly like children, they will eventually get tired and go to sleep and will eventually stop.
@bunzor (303)
29 Aug 08
It may sound mean, especially if they start to cry, but the best way is to shut them out of the bedroom while you sleep. Buy them their own beds or blankets and put them in a room or area you can leave them in for the night. Good luck!
29 Aug 08
We have a husky that used to think the bed was his. I always thought he looked so sweet snoozing on the bed. My hubby didn't like it as you just never know what he has stepped or has a skin problem. Every time Kai gets on the bed now, we shoo him off. I put the didgeridoo on the bed during the day so he can't sneak up there anymore. He stays off the bed now. Just give them whatever command works for you and re-establish your place as the pack leader. It is your bed, not theirs and they need to know that. I use a certain sound when I disapprove of whatever Kai is doing and he does listen to me. Read the books by Cesar Millan and you won't go wrong.
• United States
29 Aug 08
You have gotten them into a habit and it will be very hard to break it. By now they consider the bed as theirs. I don't have a clue as how you would go about breaking them of sleeping on the bed since they already consider it their territory.